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Gardening

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  • Tropical plants keep their cool during summer scorcher

    Tropical plants keep their cool during summer scorcher
    •See more plants that like it hot. •Learn how Virginia creeper differs from poison ivy … … at http://www.dailypress.com/digginblog When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Which is what tropical plants do when it's hot,...
  • Lantana

    •Scientific names: Lantana hybrids •Growth habit: An evergreen mound-forming perennial growing to 5 foot tall and wide, but new varieties are often much smaller. The leaves are medium to dark green, lance-like to ovate in shape with rounded...
  • There are lots of ups and downs to gardening in Hampton Roads

    When gardening experts say Hampton Roads is in a transition zone, they aren't kidding. No matter what gardening guide I check, southeastern Virginia is caught in the middle — squeezed between southern and northern climates. In the 2010 Old Farmer'...
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: The disliked sweetgum tree is actually a good tree to grow
    Sweetgum, a tree most people dislike because the spiny fruits drop and hurt your feet when you walk on them, is a valuable food source for songbirds and squirrels that eat the plant's seeds. A large tree with a straight trunk, sweetgum is a fast-...
  • Kill weeds before seeding your cool-season fescue lawn

    Kill weeds before seeding your cool-season fescue lawn
    August is prep time for upcoming maintenance on your cool-season fescue lawn. This month, kill any weeds in your yard before you seed and fertilize this fall. If your lawn is 50 percent or less weeds, use Roundup or a similar product to spot kill...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason
    By now, husband Ken and I have usually finished our annual pruning chores. Mother Nature's endless rain and snow, however, delayed our plans this year, so we've been spring cleaning indoors until we can get outdoors and evaluate what needs to be done....
  • Still feeling that garden glow

    The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden. That ancient photo — emailed to me this...
  • Summer blockbuster

    Summer blockbuster
    Gardening is slow going. Drop a seed; harvest a carrot. In between there's watering, weeding, waiting. No chase scene, no explosion, no big reveal. The jump-cut can be spliced together from sprouted potato, zucchini seedling or cabbage transplant....
  • From his perch in South Whitehall, a master gardener records spring unfolding

    Like more than a few of you, I endured the Late Unpleasantness — the winter — with all the resiliency and mental toughness of a certain Phillies relief pitcher, which means I fell to pieces toward the end. Now, the pitcher in question can...
  • Keep burning nettle under control — carefully

    Keep burning nettle under control — carefully
    Question: I have weeds in my yard with small leaves and scalloped edges that are causing me a lot of pain. If I brush up against them, I feel like I am on fire. What are they and how can they be controlled? Answer: Going barefoot is not going to be...